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Jump: 27 new cases of COVID-19 in eight locales

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BIGGEST JUMP TO DATE

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced 27 new cases of COVID-19 in eight communities: Anchorage (12), Wasilla (4), Kenai (3), Eagle River (3), Homer (2), Soldotna (1), Kenai Peninsula Borough (1) and Anchor Point (1).

This report reflects data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on May 30 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. 

Of the new Alaska cases, 14 are male and 13 are female. Four are aged of 10-19; five aged 20-29; three are aged 30-39; three are aged 40-49; three are aged 50-59; four are aged 60-69; two are aged 70-79; and three are aged 80 or older. There have been a total of 47 hospitalizations and 10 deaths with no new hospitalizations or deaths reported yesterday. Recovered cases now total 368, with no new recovered cases recorded yesterday. A total of 53,063 tests have been conducted. 

One new nonresident case was identified in a seafood industry worker in the Dillingham Census Area. After further investigation, the Homer case reported for May 29 has been determined to be in a visitor, not a resident of Alaska, so it has been subtracted from the total Alaska case count and added to the nonresident case total. Including the May 30 cases, this brings the total Alaska case count to 460 and the total nonresident cases to 21. 

A joint press conference with Governor Dunleavy, DHSS, Municipality of Anchorage and Providence Health & Services Alaska will be held Sunday to discuss the high number of cases.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I’m curious about how many are symptomatic vs asymptomatic. Is this a sign of increased transmission vs increased testing?

    • It is a sign of increased testing that’s almost a 100% guarantee and probably most are asymptomatic.

    • Yesterday there were 1368 tests with 27 positives, the day before there were 2256 tests with 3 positives, the day before that 1469 tests and 4 positives.

      • Those positive numbers do not include the positive people from out of state that are in Alaska.

  • Im curious on the political affiliation of the Doctors…

    • Thank you for this break down of daily tests and pos/neg results. It shows it’s not testing causing the increase. Please tell us where this information is from so we can all check for ourselves. Thank you!

      • Carrie,

        The information is on the Alaska DHSS website. If you go to their site and click the link for or Google Alaska Corona Virus Response Hub and then click the link to the raw data https://coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com/search?categories= there are a large number of reports that you can run with all kinds of information.

        • On the AK DHSS Corona Virus Response Hub after you click the raw data link and when you click on the report then you need to click the data tab. The covid tests, cumulative cases, daily tests, covid cases out of state, and covid test dataset have some of the more pertinent data.

  • Why is Alaska still showing 10 deaths when that is not correct! DHSS is reporting incorrectly.

  • If the goal was to slow the thing down so we could be ready, then we did that. Mission accomplished. We cannot return to lockdowns so we are going to have to learn to deal with this.

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